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Review of South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail
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USD 178.99*
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Grand Canyon Day Hike Tour from Sedona
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Owner description: One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very hot and the trail offers no shade.
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Walking below the rim, if physically possible, is a must-do event while visiting the Canyon, and the S. Kaibab is the one to use as it offers great views of the Canyon due to the trail being more in the open and not surrounded by walls. The hike to Cedar Ridge, where there is a restroom, is doable for most people. If you encounter a mule train, step to the side, remain still and quiet, and allow it to fully pass before resuming your hike. Carry water and a snack! Hiking poles are a huge asset on this trail.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Differently the trail to take to see how big the canyon is. This trail is steep and for most part hikes along ridges with great views.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Steep is not the word I’d used to describe this trail. Magnificent. Utterly terrifying. Incredible. That it even exists is amazing. But what views. I’m not altogether fond of heights—thus the terrifying portion of the trail experience. But oh my-the beauty. I just had to get over my nerves enough to see. It’s truly not to be missed. Even if you only do a bit-you’ll see a fantastic section of the Canyon. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Ice forms here and doesn’t melt quickly in winter. Crampons and trekking poles are recommended. We bought crampons at the general store for $20 and rented trekking poles for $6 a pair. They were really handy and I highly recommend them. Temps are very cold at the top and warmer as you descend. We only went to Ooh Ahh point which is near a 2 mile walk down and back up. No restrooms on the way. Take more water than you think you need even in winter. You breathe out a lot of water since the air is so dry. There is a lot more trail to see if you are fit. Go slow coming back out if you are not fit. The elevation is 7000-8000 feet above sea level and can be harder on the body if you are not used to it. It took us 84 minutes because we are not fit. The first viewpoint is unbelievable.

Thank K H
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

An absolutely breath taking set os views as you descend the switchbacks on this trail. The trail runs along some ledges that may be scary for people with a fear of heights. Just watch your steps and you'll be fine. Went down 3 miles to Cedar Ridge was was a spectacular panoramic view. Great half day hike depending on your fitness; we hike often. Did not want to leave it was so beautiful. Ice in some spots so spikes helped. The hike up was steep but not too bad. Loved it!!!

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